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| Churchyard Cross St Levan |
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|Description ||Looking down onto the entrance of St Levan's churchyard from the ancient church path. The back of the little round cross is just visible in the top left corner of this photo. You can see the rare coffin rest in the centre of the entrance, and one of the granite 'settles' (there's also one on the opposite side). I expect the bearers, who'd often walked several miles, were glad to sit here and get their breath back before carrying their late friend into church! You can also see the granite 'cattle grid' - quite a common sight in ancient Cornish churchyards. The north-east roof of the church is low down, as this end of the church is set into the hillside here.|
In the guide to St Levan Church we're told that there were once five crosses of the Celtic pattern, one at each of the entrances leading from the surrounding farms, hamlets and villages. Today, there is this one, and another on the footpath towards Rospletha.
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